Prescription addiction affects millions of Americans and is currently one of the country’s leading public health crises. According to data from the National Institute on Drug Abuse between prescription painkillers, benzodiazepines and antidepressants, prescription overdose killed over 30,700 people in 2018. There are many types of prescription medications that are driving this pandemic, and each one has its own physical and psychological effects of abuse:
Common behavioral and lifestyle signs of prescription abuse include going to different doctors when you’re no longer able to get a supply from your original prescribing physician (doctor shopping), legal and family issues associated with prescription abuse, and the inability to think about anything other than your next dose.
You’ve already taken the first courageous and inspiring step toward recovery from prescription drug addiction by admitting that a problem exists. The next step is to find a treatment resource that can help you address the full scope of your problem, including your immediate medical needs and the behavioral issues that have triggered and sustained prescription abuse. You also need to find a facility that can connect you with medical care for your original issue, whether it’s chronic pain, anxiety or anything else. One of the cruel ironies about prescription addiction is that it usually makes the problem for which you started taking the medications even worse. Prescription drug treatment is a medical procedure and should be customized to address your unique care needs, including:
Depending upon the type and duration of your prescription drug abuse history, withdrawal can be painful, sickening and even life-threatening. You haven’t been able to stop on your own because stopping triggers intense cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Recovery Unplugged offers medically supervised detox to help you safely and uncomfortably overcome your acute withdrawal symptoms and get proper medical care.
Prescription drug addiction can severely impact your psychology, mental health and quality of life. Part of the prescription drug rehab process is developing coping techniques to help you avoid relapse in situations where you come within close proximity of these drugs. Recovery Unplugged offers comprehensive behavioral rehab programs to help you address the root causes of your addiction and repair the lifestyle damage it has inflicted. We offer inpatient, outpatient, intensive outpatient and residential programs.
If you’re tired of living in fear of withdrawal, feeling too weak to stop, or powerless over your prescription drug addiction, Recovery Unplugged is ready to help you reclaim your peace of mind, dignity and quality of life. We work with most major private insurance companies to make treatment as easy and affordable as possible. Call us today at (855) 384-5794 to start your treatment and your future.